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May 11, 2017

Netwrix Auditor 9.0 Offers Quick Response to Ransomware

The connectivity we love so much in the digital ecosystem comes with a risk that makes each touchpoint a vector for an attack. Whether it is the desktop computer, server or even the connected peripherals such as printers and conferencing systems, they are all vulnerable. The new Netwrix Auditor 9.0 will, according to the company, block threats to the network infrastructure while restricting access to security intelligence to ensure everything that is connected in the organization is protected. This includes being able to quickly respond to ransomware and unusual insider activity before they cripple operations.

As the first vendor to introduce a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security, Netwrix Corporation has been providing solutions to detect threats for organizations on premises and in the cloud. Currently, this includes more than 160,000 IT departments around the world who rely on the technology to improve the productivity of IT security and pass compliance audits.

The visibility Netwrix provides for the network infrastructure is key as new types of attacks from outside, as well as potential vulnerabilities from within, now make up the overall threats organizations are facing. Auditor 9.0 will provide alerts on threat patterns using threshold-based alerting in file server activity to protect data against ransomware.

If a hacker penetrates a network with the goal of carrying out ransomware attacks, early detection is critical. The new functionalities in Auditor 9.0 allow users to recognize suspicious behavior patterns and security violations across all IT systems whether they are on premises or in the cloud. By setting a predefined list of alerts or specifying different patterns of behavior that are considered risky, administrators can respond quickly to any violations.

According to CEO and co-founder of Netwrix, Michael Fimin, ransomware and malicious insiders are now some of the top cybersecurity threats organizations face. This is because they are much harder to differentiate from regular users until the damage has been done.

Fimin adds, “As cyberattacks become more sophisticated, Netwrix does its best to help organizations worldwide take a more proactive approach to cybersecurity and safeguard their critical systems and data. Deep visibility into user activity and alerts on threat patterns empower organizations to detect anomalous behavior and mitigate cyber risks, while role-based access control enables them to provide the right people with appropriate and timely access to security intelligence.”

With Netrix Auditor 9.0, the company has also included a new free add-on for Cisco (News - Alert), role-based access control and support for the leading regulatory compliances in the world for alignment with GDPR, CJIS, GLBA, FERPA and NERC CIP. This is in addition to earlier support for HIPAA, PCI (News - Alert) DSS, SOX, FISMA/NIST and ISO/IEC 27001. For organizations going through an audit, it means faster preparation times from the burdens of compliance regulations.

Edited by Alicia Young

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